How the Arts Shaped Israel
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29.00
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The galaxy of stars who have made headlines for their trips to Israel includes Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Leonard Bernstein, James Baldwin, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Scarlett Johansson.
While diverse socially and politically, they all served as prisms for the evolution of U.S.-Israeli relations, as Israel, the darling of the political and cultural Left in the 1950s and early 1960s, turned into the darling of the political Right from the late 1970s.
While the political side of U.S.-Israeli relations has long played out on the world stage, the relationship, as Shalom Goldman shows in this illuminating cultural history, has also played out on actual stages. Telling the stories of the American superstars of pop and high culture who journeyed to Israel to perform, lecture and rivet fans, Goldman chronicles how the creative class has both expressed and influenced the American relationship with Israel.
A book signing follows the event.